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by Administrator
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Sports Wagering-Not Just a Game
Replies: 0
Views: 5129

Sports Wagering-Not Just a Game

As college football, professional football, and professional basketball are in full swing, the FCCG wants to remind fans that you can enjoy the game without placing a bet on the outcome. This is the time of the year when weekly office pools are prevalent in the workplace and although illegal, are of...
by Administrator
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Gambling Addiction and Crime
Replies: 0
Views: 5514

Gambling Addiction and Crime

The FCCG strives to educate the public on gambling addiction and the negative consequences that come along with it. One of these ills is illegal activity. Sometimes compulsive gamblers will do things that are atypical of their normal behavior to finance their addiction. It may start out by writing b...
by Administrator
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Compulsive Gambling and Suicide
Replies: 0
Views: 5198

Compulsive Gambling and Suicide

The dark side of compulsive gambling isn't only about financial woes and broken relationships. A well known fact to those that are in the area of problem and compulsive gambling is that the suicide rate is alarmingly high. In fact, compulsive gamblers have the highest rate of suicide among any addic...
by Administrator
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: FCCG Educational Programs
Replies: 0
Views: 5155

FCCG Educational Programs

It’s back to school time for most children and young adults. The Florida Council on Compulsive offers a wide array of educational programs for students of all ages from the Smart Choices program which is geared towards 1st-5th graders to Middle and High School and College aged individuals. The FCCG ...
by Administrator
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Help is Just a Text Away!
Replies: 0
Views: 5441

Help is Just a Text Away!

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling has added a texting option to its array of ways people can receive help or information in regards to problem and compulsive gambling. With already having the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine, email at fccg@gamblinghelp.org, a live chat feature, forums and social media...
by Administrator
Thu May 29, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Latino/Hispanic Callers
Replies: 0
Views: 5952

Latino/Hispanic Callers

According to the 2012 Census Data, Florida has a 23.2% Latino/Hispanic population which is far above the national average of 16.9%. Knowing these facts, the FCCG has made efforts through the years to reach out to Latino/Hispanics to ensure that this population is properly represented in the form of ...
by Administrator
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: A Chance for Change
Replies: 0
Views: 5384

A Chance for Change

The FCCG offers a series of workbooks to those interested. These books are called A Chance for Change. The books are designed to assist the gambler or loved one in several areas eventually providing them with a path to a gambling free life. From the basics of helping the gambler determine if they ha...
by Administrator
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Replies: 0
Views: 5746

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

The FCCG is proud to be a supporter of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). This grassroots campaign is designed to educate people about problem gambling and help them avoid possible pitfalls which can lead to devastating consequences in their lives. Nearly 90% of Floridians have partic...
by Administrator
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Recovery–Your Number One Priority
Replies: 0
Views: 44029

Recovery–Your Number One Priority

Recovery takes on many shapes and forms depending on the individual. While for some, a 12 step program may work, others may need professional counseling, alternative support groups, faith based programs or a combination of multiple things. It is important for individuals, whether they are the gamble...
by Administrator
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sports Wagering-Super Bowl
Replies: 0
Views: 41726

Sports Wagering-Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl just a few weeks away, the FCCG wants to remind everyone that sports betting is illegal in the state of Florida. With over 90 million wagered legally in the state of Nevada and billions of dollars in illegal bets placed each year all around the country, the Super Bowl is the larg...
by Administrator
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Holiday Message From The FCCG
Replies: 0
Views: 41871

A Holiday Message From The FCCG

The holidays can be a challenging time to many people. Household finances could be tight and trying to maintain the “holiday spirit” during difficult times can be hard. Compound that with trying to deal with a gambling addiction and the effects can be devastating. Families and loved ones are often o...
by Administrator
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Please Gamble Responsibly
Replies: 0
Views: 43323

Please Gamble Responsibly

Do you find yourself gambling to relieve stress or escape problems? Are you neglecting regular activities so that you can gamble? Are you borrowing money or using savings to gamble with? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a gambling problem. The FCCG promotes and encourages ...
by Administrator
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Family Neglect and Violence
Replies: 0
Views: 43145

Family Neglect and Violence

Research shows that for every compulsive gambler, 8-10 people are also affected in a negative way. This includes family, friends, co-workers, and others. Often times within the family, conflict, neglect and even violence can arise when a gambling problem is present. Family conflict can mean arguing ...
by Administrator
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Peer Connect
Replies: 0
Views: 42161

Peer Connect

While the FCCG’s helpline specialists are all expertly trained to handle contacts from anyone reaching out for assistance, their primary function is to serve as information and referral specialists. The Peer Connect Program offers gamblers and loved ones a chance to speak to someone who is in recove...
by Administrator
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Recovery Path-Help Is Available
Replies: 0
Views: 6631

Recovery Path-Help Is Available

Compulsive gamblers and their loved ones are often dealing with a myriad of problems. The first thing that comes to mind is financial issues when thinking about gambling addiction. Of course, financial issues can be a significant hurdle for some to take on but there are also many other problems that...